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Bürkelkopf

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Difficult alpine route to Bürkelkopf.
difficult
Distance 8.5 km
3:35 h
775 m
775 m
This route requires surefootedness and a head for heights! The tour begins at the Alp Trida saddle and continues toward Viderjoch. From there, the markings lead us to our left past Flimspitz. We bypass a rock structure and march back up to the ridge and to Flimjoch. The path from Flimjoch leads along an alpine route toward Bürkelkopf. At the peak a magnificent panorama opens up with Paznaun, the Silvretta and Samnaun groups. It continues in the direction of Vesulscharte over a small glacier to Obernberg. From there we hike slightly uphill to Bürkelscharte, before the steep path leads down in loose scree to the lakes and the mountain station.
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Update: August 02, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,030 m
Lowest point
2,414 m
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Safety information

The tour has been evaluated under favorable weather conditions. Current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be taken into account before the tour starts. This hike requires elementary alpine experience, orientation skills. Trekking shoes are recommended.

emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

www.samnaun.ch

Start

Alp Trida Sattel - double-decker cable car top station (2,498 m)
Coordinates:
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DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Alp Trida Sattel - double-decker cable car top station

Turn-by-turn directions

  • From Alp Trida Sattel direction Viderjoch
  • Follow the path left past the Flimspitz
  • Further to the ridge and the Flimjoch
  • From here alpine route to Bürkelkopf
  • Continue direction Vesulscharte
  • Crossing glaciers to Obernberg
  • Continue to Bürkelscharte
  • Descent to the lakes and the mountain station

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) every hour to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • Continue with the PostBus (from Scuol-Tarasp, or Martina, cunfin) every hour to the PostBus stop Samnaun-Ravaisch, mountain railroads
  • In Samnaun during the day hourly access with the Samnaunbus

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) Then take the H27 in the direction via Scuol and Martina to Vinadi. At the junction Vinadi to Samnaun (about 1 hour from Vereina Südportal)
  • From the east: via the Inn valley road B180 via Landeck to Pfunds, junction Kajetansbrücke and via Spiss to Samnaun.
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders) on B180 to Pfunds, junction Kajetansbrücke and via Spiss to Samnaun.

Parking

Parking at the cable cars in Samnaun-Ravaisch.

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, bandages.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
3:35 h
Ascent
775 m
Descent
775 m
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